Sunday, September 29, 2019

Jonathan Butcher - Two Pieces

Jonathan Butcher is a poet based in Sheffield, England. He has had work appear in various print and online publications including: Popshot, Ex-Ex Literature, Silver Pinion The Transnational, Sick-Lit, Drunk Monkeys, The Morning Star, and others. He edits the online poetry journal 'Fixator Press', through which his third chapbook, 'Corroded Gardens' was published.   

//A strip of shadows over headstones, the rest of others decimated at angles, letters and moss now smudged, that slow sink into chips of wood, a slope of hand placed wild flowers/The tree with that one grave under its shade, a final root of concrete and memories, a disturbance unwanted; like heat penetrated sleep/Those battered trinkets, old toys now distant with fur like mattered swamp vines, encased in a spread gesture of loss, adopted by any space here willing/That metal cage of  plastic bags and half chewed stems, a single white stone, half sunk, illuminated without cause/A batch of daisies spread only over where we are unjustified to tread, almost smirking with their snug authority/The horizon pasture broken by concrete and cogs, yet  incognizant in regards to their disturbance/ That discarded plastic Orchid that reflects this light, and remains cracked in that decades old stone/Each slab now misplaced; each one separated from a singular structure//

Traveling Backwards

The former passageways slowly merging into the
contrived miniature puddles/to those grey towers,
the hidden threads of barbwire conveniently rejected,
 between roses to open when required/ 
less desirable paintwork as alive as this trespass
the entrance by the smog and bile/translucent 
and only out of footprints broken, offering the clouds
remain at this time never make contact/
duties in demand repudiating of memorial, 
a blessing reprehensible blind eyes at their own 
cloud of dust/the day missed slowly past, those 
clouds only offer false security/clothes you wear a
statement, refusing contact/this night surrounds
conversation cut, the significance of those rows,
dwelling now numbed/and you question the relevance 
around this glass, by that taste, less bitter, now finally 
at last allowed/a constant cycle but which burns, 
offering us both a sliver of freedom.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Jim Leftwich - Three poems

The eYe, an iMpOster

        NarRatiVe Boosts
Heed ah, that nOt Is Why / Nor
    wasHes / macEration
MiliTim hiss VoMis, coNtaining
frOm tech-bReath, a pOlitics
         of MomeNtary cRiteRia


TomoRrOw, again, GenerAtes aLienation

MaKing iNteNtions "a Great Else" tHe
   caraMbola tRee The
EnduRing aRcHeTypes Seize the
BricKLaYers: hUman LiGHt eXpeCtaNcy,
    past-feMur rapid sOciety
  & feLine eCOnoMics


seVered deCibeLs

juMping Lures
 Fuming maKiNg
  Listen aNother
  foRms oF thOUHgt
 aRRanged aGainst
the prOGressive
 iNdex are an
  entire lecture
   temporary in
 a state eye pore


Friday, September 20, 2019

Enola Markie - Plus / Plus Plus

grr three r. . . mal x plus
lam ni j arr x plus
ns g ki grc longs h tri.. n mal plus
y.. nu ni del ih lam iot c. lam pi ki r. arr zs plus
iot ru ki bar tri.. u mal v plus
gam tri plus plus

ki bar uh lam grr iot c. lam pz ni three arr i plus
iot ru ni bar a a tri.. q mal k plus
eh lam ih y.. c. lam pi ni plus
iot nu ki grc m q tri.. ds mal v plus

ah three arr u plus
mu e e pi ni uh grr . . plus
uu gam o. plus plus

tri tri tri tri tri oh n. gam o. plus plus
uh lam bas . gam c. p. plus plus

grr r. s s. ki n . . grc ns plus
ns nu ki bar p p plus
n. plus
ns nu ni bar ds p p. s. plus
iot ru ki grc l m s. ki plus plus

oh s. zzz eh arr uu mu plus
iot ni bar e plus
gam o. plus plus

mu zzz ki ru l gam o. plus plus

ah zzz r. iot eh eh eh plus
iot gam gam nu o. bas gam gam ki ki plus

iot ru ni barb ni plus
y.. nu ki ba u plus
iot g ni ds plus
mu ki a a tri.. ds ki ki plus
ni bar n a ni ki ki longs ki plus
mu ni u gam plus plus

oh ki bar o. plus
bar o. . gam plus plus

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Pietro Andolini - _//

B ____ _____ __________ ____ _____ ____

1 _______ //_______ //__ //__ //__ //__

2 ____//________//_______//__ //__//__ //__ //________


4 _____// ____//__//__ //__//

5 ___//~~//_______//


7 ____//_____//__//_____// __ //__ //_______ //

8 ____________________________//__________//__ //________//__________//________// ____________________________//__________//__ //________//__________//________//

9 / / / / / /

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Voss Felvarg - Bent out of shape

Hundreds of trees
Oversized leaves

O. G. B. B. T. A B. G. B. B. G.

Tree tags

O. G. B. B. T. A B. G. B. G. B. G.

Tree cutters

The next few years
Girls will be girls
Lobsters are are clammy
Birch trees
Birch trees - T.
Axe trees
Eternal Tide


Ouija Board (swear word)

If I knew that you never do an intervention
I would not be afraid
If I knew that you never do an intervention
I would not be afraid
if I know that you never do an intervention
I would not be afraid
If I know that you never do an intervention
I would not be afraid
If I know that you never do an intervention
I would not be afraid
If I know that you never do an intervention
I would not be afraid
If I know that you never do an intervention
I would not be afraid

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Mark Young - from 1750 words


It seems so simple
this sense of
shaking off desire.

So many years
with a
nimbus at salient.

Now to begin
the self, using

the negative. Not so
easy changing
the status quo.


An awesome app! & at
such a low price! Can be 
operated from the comfort 
of your own cardboard

container. It reminds me 
of some form of soft em-
balmer. Inevitably fatal, but
you take some time to die.


A set of approaches & tools.

The most notable case is that 
of a chair beside an open win-
dow, protected from the wind.

"Somebody may read my poems
after I'm dead & wish I'd died
much earlier." Niccolò di Bernardo 
dei Machiavelli—(1469–1527).

Little is known. 

All decisions are mechanical.


Candidates also
tend to equate
the project with
heavy obstacles.

The main metric
of both is booze.
(Joseph McCarthy)

Other parts frequently 
: have become more :
characterized by muscles :

: factor details in status :
the capacity to construct.

Cars are not permitted.

There is another.

#10 (exposing the Republican divide)

card clok master time

human iris pattern recognition

a many-colored Persian Carpet 

handpunch time employse cloking

over 36,000 Happy Clients in 2017

cinstruction time chronos time cock

local industry seldom considers any standards.